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Big Ben Silenced, As Thousands Mourn Thatcher

Posted: 04/17/2013 - Margaret Thatcher received a ceremonial funeral with full military honors. Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister David Cameron led the British mourners. Dick Cheney, George Schultz and Henry Kissinger also attended from the American delegation.

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4-Year-Old Bird Flu 'Carrier' Worries China

Posted: 04/17/2013 - Doctors say the discovery of a 4-year-old carrier of the H7N9 bird flu virus who shows no symptoms of the potentially lethal virus is a worrying development that could make the spread of the infection more difficult to monitor.

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Britain Bids Farewell To Margaret Thatcher

Posted: 04/17/2013 - Margaret Thatcher, Britain's Iron Lady, was laid to rest Wednesday with a level of pomp and protest reflecting her status as a commanding, polarizing political figur

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FBI, al Qaeda Both "Struggling" To ID Culprit Behind Boston Bombing

Posted: 04/17/2013 - As FBI investigators comb through photo and video evidence for new leads as to who was behind the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, it seems al Qaeda and its most fervent supporters are equally perplexed, but eagerly hoping the sinister act can be claimed by the group.

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U.S. Marine Chopper In Hard Landing Near N. Korea Border

Posted: 04/16/2013 - A U.S. Marine CH-53E "Super Stallion" helicopter made what the U.S. military headquarters in Seoul is calling a "hard landing' south of the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea Tuesday

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Iran Rocked By Powerful Earthquake

Updated: 04/16/2013 - A massive earthquake rocked Iran and nearby nations Tuesday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey said the preliminary magnitude was estimated at 7.8.

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Loser of Venezuela's Election Demands A Recount

Posted: 04/15/2013 - Hugo Chavez' hand-picked successor, Nicolas Maduro says the election was fair and constitutional. Election authorities proclaim him president-elect, despite calls for a recount. The opposition candidate calls for Venezuelans to protest.

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Pakistani Sources Say U.S. Drone Kills 4

Posted: 04/15/2013 - At least four people were killed when missiles thought to be from a U.S. drone struck a militant compound in tribal North Waziristan on Sunday, Pakistani military sources told CNN.

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China: Reports Of Bird Flu In Humans Reach 60

Posted: 04/15/2013 - Two more people infected with a rare strain of bird flu in China died over the weekend, as the number of human cases of H7N9 climbed to 60, state media reported Sunday.

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Investigators Probe Jet's Crash Into Sea In Bali

Updated: 04/16/2013 - Indonesian investigators on Sunday began working to determine what caused a new Lion Air passenger jet to miss a runway while landing on the resort island of Bali, crashing into the sea without causing any fatalities among the 108 on board.

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U.S., Japan Say NK Must Honor Previous Nuclear Deals

Posted: 04/14/2013 - U.S. and Japanese officials say their countries are committed to new talks with North Korea if the reclusive communist government begins abiding by previous agreements on its nuclear program.

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Beaver Bites & Kills Man

Posted: 04/12/2013 - A man was killed Thursday in Belarus after being bitten by a beaver, according to reports on usatoday.com.

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L.A. County Cites 16 "Maternity Hotels"

Updated: 04/16/2013 - County inspectors have cited 16 "maternity hotels" serving pregnant Asian women who stay until they can give birth to U.S. citizen babies.

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Kerry: A Nuclear-Armed North Korea Is "Unacceptable"

Posted: 04/12/2013 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a stark warning to North Korea on Friday not to test-fire a mid-range missile, while rejecting a new U.S. intelligence report suggesting significant progress in the communist regime's nuclear weapons program.

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Toyota, Honda, Nissan In Huge Air Bag Recall

Posted: 04/11/2013 - Toyota, Honda and Nissan are recalling more than 2 million vehicles globally for an identical problem with air bags on the passenger side whose inflator may burst, sending plastic pieces flying.

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North Korea: "Powerful Striking Means" On Standby

Updated: 04/16/2013 - North Korea delivered a fresh round of rhetoric Thursday with claims it had "powerful striking means" on standby for a launch, while Seoul and Washington speculated that the country is preparing to test a medium-range missile during upcoming national celebrations.

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Jailed Couple Was Looking For Armegeddon

Posted: 04/10/2013 - Joshua and Sharyn Hakken seemed to have a charmed life, doting on their two young boys, buying a comfortable home and building successful careers as engineers. It all derailed last year when police in Louisiana found the family inside a hotel room with drugs, weapons and promises from the parents to take "a journey to the Armageddon."

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Mideast Feminists Reject Topless Protests Across Europe

Posted: 04/10/2013 - Bewilderment, scorn, resentment. Women's rights activists across the Middle East are reacting with everything but joy to topless demonstrations in Europe by a Ukrainian feminist group held in solidarity with a Tunisian woman who posted topless photos of herself protesting religious oppression.

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Malawi Government Lashes Out At Madonna For Being A Diva

Posted: 04/10/2013 - The Malawi government issued an angry attack on the pop diva Madonna Wednesday, alleging she expected to be granted VIP treatment during her controversial tour to this southern African country last week.

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